When your dog tends to scratch himself until he gets hurt, it’s a great source of worry.
You may have read or heard about this, but it’s never a good thing to actually see tufts of hair from your dog having fallen out due to its intense scratching.
The sad thing is dogs can’t do much to help themselves get relief from the itch unless they scratch and scratch and scratch.
There are even dogs that can’t help but bark or whimper all night – which is a sad, sad sound to hear.
Some dogs even rub themselves against door frames and furnitures, just to get to the parts of their back that they can’t reach with their paws.
They’ll probably shed all over your home, or even topple over furniture.
It’s never a good sight to witness your dog suffering from the itch brought about by fleas and ticks.
Usually, when your dog keeps scratching a number of spot on its body, it means fleas or ticks.
No dog owner who loves his or her dog would allow such a condition to persist.
You need to actively gather info on the best solutions for fleas and ticks for your pet, before bigger worries happen.
Some dog owners are not too informed about the serious conditions that could result from uncontrolled itching in their dogs. You’ve a long list to worry about – problems with the dog’s immune system, liver disease, metabolic and hormonal problems, and a chance for some kind of cancer to develop. Buying and applying the right medical solutions for fleas and ticks is not that hard. You should consider taking your dog to your vet, in case there may be underlying conditions to the scratching condition.
You might also want to re-think both the effectiveness of your current flea and tick treatment, and if you’re administering them right.
Although you can read the package inserts for this, it may be faster, results-wise, to take your dog to the vet and have it checked. You might also want to contact your vet about the treatment your administered, in case you might had overlooked or misread some instructions.
Chronic itching may not be solely attributed to fleas and ticks. It’s possible your own dog could be allergic to something in its diet, or something it comes into contact regularly.
When you take your dog to the vet, your vet might prescribe allergy shots, or even a special diet.
Again, it’s not possible to arrive at this on your own, unless you’ve got relevant vet experience and training yourself. There are also other infections or disorders that may need a separate medication, such as antibiotics or other treatments (apart from those for ticks and fleas).